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Summary

Let's celebrate World Book Day with The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked, written and recorded by the author David Baddiel, especially for World Book Day on March 3rd 2016.

This is the first audiobook to be produced for World Book Day - it’s a hugely entertaining and touching story of a boy called Alfie who likes to keep to strict routines and schedules. It’s all rules, rules and more rules in Alfie’s life.

When a new baby sitter arrives called Mrs Stokes to look after Alfie he begins to realise that rules aren’t everything and perhaps the mysterious Mrs Stokes is no ordinary baby sitter!

Includes wonderful music and sound effects - a jam packed listen with plenty of laughs along the way.

©2016 David Baddiel (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

Praise for The Parent Agency: "Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging." ( Guardian)
"I love this book because it really made me laugh! The best book I've read since I was born!" (Tom, 11, LoveReading4Kids)
"Exciting and funny - I didn't want to put it down!" (Daisy, 10, LoveReading4Kids)

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great story

this was our first audio book and my 7 year old son lived it !

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Enjoyable

A good book with an excellent performance from David Baddiel. Aimed at slightly older children.

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Wonderfully Charming

At last! I've always wanted David Baddiel to read me a bedtime story 😉
Good amount of fart humour too 🤓

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An amazing story that children and adults will like

Overall this story is amazing. The performance and story were very good too. I’m almost 8 and I loved this story. We listened to it in the car on our way to the seaside and it helped to long journey more interesting.

My favourite thing about this story was the moment Alfie went into the TV. I thought it was really funny when he went on TV and said there would be no school for 7-12 year olds!

Another good bit was when Alfie got his candy floss rocket and chocolate fizzy pop. He wishes these things would happen and then Mrs Stokes (his elderly, magical and amazing stand-in babysitter) makes all this magic happen.

I don’t know what I would have liked more of in this story.

Ania May Kotylo.

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Great

This was such a funny book and a have lisened to it 5 times anchor got bored once😀😀😀

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Rely funny

I found it really funny my favourite part was wen they had to escape from farty harber.

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Good book

A great story and imagination, a really good children's book and loved how it finished.

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Amazing ❤️

I love the story !!!!! Also I really recommend for children and adults and family it's great

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The first half of the day

I'm at a time when you are so much for a long way toward an amazing and so is my favourite songs

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The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked

Our first audio book and my son (and I) loved it. Great story and fantastic narrating, just perfect for bedtime.